On Wednesday, Ricky Martin revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that he was engaged to his boyfriend, Jwan Yosef, and he showed off his engagement ring.
Martin said the couple met while he was shopping for art over a year ago. “He’s a conceptional artist and I’m a collector so I started looking for art and I saw his art and I went crazy because I really love what he does. Really original. And then I contacted him.”
“I had no idea what he looked like,” Martin added, “and then I saw what he looked like and I’m like, ‘Yeah.’”
Martin admits that he was the one to pop the question to Yosef.
“I was really nervous,” he states, “but I got on my knees, and I took out the little metal box. I just had it in a little velvet pouch. And instead of saying, ‘Would you marry me?’ I said, ‘I got you something!’ Bad! And then he was like, ‘Yes?’ I said, ‘I want to spend my life with you,’ and he was like, ‘What is the question?’ (I said) ‘Would you marry me?’ That’s it.’”
“And then it was very beautiful, and then thirty minutes after I said, ‘Wait did you said yes?’ ‘Yes,’ he said, ‘Yes.’”
And the father of two says that it has just been perfect, having Jwan be a part of raising his children.
Congrats, guys! See the interview with Ellen below: